The need for collaboration among countries and between regions is stronger than ever. All regions face structural challenges of inequality, environmental degradation and loss, lack of transparency and faltering trust in institutions. All need to create better jobs and increase productivity. The OECD's conviction is that deeper international co-operation, peer learning and knowledge sharing are essential to address these challenges and achieve global goals. That is why I applaud the ever-deepening relationship between the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean economies. By collaborating, they can also produce and share knowledge with other regions, helping to identify, improve and share policies that work. (read paper)
Angel Gurría is the Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
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